Writing workshop & free evening event: Fri Jun 17

Who: Maggie de Vries (former book editor, author of 11 books, and Governor General Literary Award nominee)
What: three-hour writing workshop
When: Friday, June 17, 3 - 6 pm.
Where: Mayne Island Library
Why: to grow as a writer
Cost: $75 (nonprofit; all fees to Maggie)
Topic: “Stay with Me!” How to stay true to your point-of-view character in writing fiction

Instructor: Maggie de Vries is the author of eleven books including the Governor General Literary Award nominated Missing Sarah: A Memoir of Loss, and teen novel Rabbit Ears, winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize in 2015.

Maggie was children’s book editor at Orca Book Publishers for seven years, and was a substitute teacher in Surrey for five. She currently lives in Vancouver and teaches writing for children and young adults in UBC’s Creative Writing Program.

She is also the writer of A Voice for Change by Rinelle and Julie Harper, coming this year from HarperCollins. She has a picture book coming out with Orca in 2017 called Swimming with Seals.

For more information see www.maggiedevries.com, but do not contact her for registration. As indicated below, register by being one of the first 10 to contact withers@intergate.ca.

o Send the instructor up to 1500 words in advance
o Bring this or other writing to workshop
o Read aloud
o Get critiqued and encouraged by a pro
o Five participants minimum, 10 maximum (i.e. sign up soon)

And a Free Evening Event: Mark Your Calendars.

Mayne Island Library, 7-8 pm, Friday June 17, 2016. Maggie will read from several of her books.
Free event. No need to register. Just come! Her books will be available for purchase there.

For further information please contact Pam withers@intergate.ca.

posted March 2016

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